The Rolling Stones Issue Statements Supporting Grieving Mick Jagger
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Rolling Stones Issue Statements Supporting Grieving Mick Jagger
Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ron Wood have all issued statements regarding the suicide of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, fashion designer, L’Wren Scott. The 49-year-old former model was found dead in her New York City apartment by her assistant on Monday (March 17th) after hanging herself. Yesterday (March 19th), the New York City Police Department officially ruled Scott’s death a suicide.
Although it was believed that Jagger had left for New York immediately after hearing of the tragedy, Vintage Vinyl News -- which operates out out of Australia -- posted, "daughters Elizabeth, 30, and 22-year-old Georgia May are said to be offering him support at the moment, as are the members of the team in Australia with the Rolling Stones. British newspaper The Mirror claims the rocker is struggling to sleep and feeling 'tormented' over the loss of his partner."
Charlie Watts shook off the blues on last night (March 19th) by sitting in on drums at Perth’s Ellington Jazz Club and playing with local musicians. Prior to that, Watts had updated on Jagger’s condition, saying, "He’s holding up. He’s okay. . . He’s not really well. He’s not really here. It was such a shock."
All three of Jagger’s bandmates issued official statements on the death of L’Wren Scott and the indefinite postponement of the Stones' Australian and New Zealand tour dates:
Keith Richards
"No-one saw this coming. . . Mick’s always been my soul brother and we love him. . . we’re thick as thieves and we’re all feeling for the man. . . we really hate to disappoint our fans but we’ll see everyone really soon."
Charlie Watts
"Needless to say we are all completely shocked but our first thought is to support Mick at this awful time. We intend to come back to Australia and New Zealand as soon as it proves possible."
Ronnie Wood
"This is such terrible news and right now the important thing is that we are all pulling together to offer Mick our support and help him through this sad time. Without a doubt we intend to be back out on that stage as soon as we can."
Fashion writer Cathy Horyn wrote an item about the late designer for The New York Times, in which she alleges L'Wren Scott was planning to announce she was shutting down her company yesterday (March 19th). "I sent her text on March 12th, checking in. She didn't reply, but that wasn't unusual. I learned since her death that she was planning to close her business, with an announcement on Wednesday. Still, as painful as the decision must have been for her, I wouldn't draw any conclusions from it about her state of mind. Nor should any credence be given to reports of a breakup with Mick. It's rubbish. She was with friends on Sunday night, and, yes, they were deeply concerned about her, but, no, they didn't think she would do something so desperate. Not L'Wren."

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